Song: Running With The Lions
Betting Odds: 251/1
Jurijus is the Lithuanian pick for Eurovision 2019. He beat out over 40 other acts to be crowned the winner of their selection show Eurovizijos. He will sing the song ‘Run With The Lions’ in Tel Aviv. Find out what we made of the song.
Jurijus vocals vary throughout ‘Run With the Lions’. Initially and from the very first beat we are given a softly spoken trill. When the instrumentation is added namely drums and some backing whoops, the vocal builds to his trademark high pitched sound, almost reminiscent of Conchita Wurst.
The lyrics of the song have some zoo imagery likening Juri’s love to an animal that can’t be caged or tamed. Instead he wants the freedom to share his feelings and express his love openly and well run with the lions. Whatever that means?
The song has moments that I like. In particular the quick successive drum beats at the end of the chorus, but all in all there is nothing ground breaking about this song and I think it is destined to languish as a non-qualifier in the semi final.